Actually, it was the Indonesians who did the rioting — the mullahs evidently had to delegate some of the work.
But Iran is unhappy about Fitna, and has summoned the Dutch ambassador to express the regime’s displeasure.
Is it a coincidence that a Farsi version of the movie appeared at about the same time?
We report, you decide. According to Radio Netherlands:
Iran summons Dutch envoy over Fitna
Tehran — Iran has summoned the Dutch ambassador to protest about Fitna, the anti-Qur’an film produced by far-right MP Geert Wilders. Tehran recently asked European government to ban the film. So far Pakistan had been the only country to summon a Dutch envoy over the film.
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The controversy has prompted Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen to publish an article in the Arabic newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, calling on people “to keep their head cool and relations warm”. He also underlined the need for dialogue to explain that freedom of speech and religion are human rights enshrined in the Dutch constitution.
Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith has since joined worldwide condemnation of the film. On the Indonesian island of Java hundreds of Islamic students took to the streets of the city of Magelang to protest against the film. Indonesia’s Minister for Social Affairs Bachtiar Chamsyah had previously called for demonstrations.
Hat tips: Aeneas for the article, Heroyalwhyness for the Farsi version of the movie.